Disc jockey duo Many Hands (Berlin & UK) have published their playlist for 'Basement Soul' episode 51. Scientific Sound Asia is an Asian electronic music station for expatriates and locals in the region and internationally.
Many Hands is the intellectual property of musically absorbed wide-ranging DJs Jona J & Kava. Jona whose real name is Jona Jefferies was born in Barcelona and raised in both Spain and the UK, starting as a disc jockey in the flourishing free party and rave scene in the Southwest of England in the early nineties. After relocating to Ibiza he was enchanted by its Balearic sound and hedonistic style and Jona has frequented the island since then, both as a raver and disc jockey.
After his stint in Ibiza Jona headed over to Bass City, Bristol, framed by its inner-city frame of mind and Sound System Culture and spent several years there honing his art. Jona is a free soul and after being well-received in Berlin's growing international musical ensemble and performing at a good spread of venues over the urban sprawl of Berlin he headed back to the United Kingdom, earlier in 2020.
Jona's release ‘Nocturnal’, a collective effort with an old buddy, namely, Stardelta Mastering’s Lewis Hopkin as 'Sapience' for Tom Middleton's 'Sound Of The Cosmos' record label gained notoriety and radio plays by renowned DJs such as Gilles Peterson, Mala & Laurent Garnier.
Originally raised as a Kiwi, Kava has resided in his new home in Berlin for over 10 years. Kavas' musical introduction started on a journey through the melodious Wellington music scene repeatedly doused with frequent injections of Soul, Bashment, Hip Hop, Disco, House, Techno and Drum n Bass. Kava evolved in New Zealand by selling vinyl records to the masses of New Zealand and had a good share of radio shows on many radio stations.
After migrating to Berlin, Kava, from the beginning was a resident of a now-defunct monthly radio show with Rodi Kirk of Scratch 22 fame for a considerable time called Float Some and Jet Some on the now-extinct Berlin Community Radio as well as performing his art at a good number of venues across the German capital.
Jona and Kava through a close ally met up close by OYE Records in Berlin and the pair immediately knew they possessed a musical pairing and that they had a fusion. This led to Many Hands, an eclectic dance, defrag, and alleviating music session, in a basement (Hence Basement Soul), in the heart of Berlin.
Jona J & Kava perform across the rhythmic and harmonic cultural spectrum. Disco, Soul, Latin and Afrobeat share hips with MPCs and Drum Machines, Jamaicans in New York, and West Africans with Synthesizers and funky Euro-freaks. Sometimes quirky, sometimes bashy, but always for the dancers.
Many Hands are vinyl record nerds and music investigators. 80s kids with a solid nocturnal adventuring education, gravitate towards dark basements with heavy sound systems. It's Basement Soul and we're all in this together.
Listen live this Friday 23rd of June 2023 from 8 PM to 10 PM Indochina Time (ICT) and re-airing Tuesday from 8 AM to 10 AM (ICT).
Many Hands 'Basement Soul' episode 51, 23rd of June 2023.
Willie Lindo - Midnight
Prince Jazzbo - 333
Pampidoo - Synthesizer Voice (Legowelt Relick)
Frank Harris & Maria Marquez - Down By The Rio (Frakas Mix)
Captain Planet Feat. Jimena Ángel - Pambelé
East Coast Love Affair - Get Down
Asha Puthil - Spacetalk (Dimitri From Paris Rerub)
Sisters Underground - Aint It True
Discotecas 002 - B1 (Prince Dub)
Stanislas - Jemidjan (Radio Edit)
Goldenbug - Tamba Feat. Viktoria Wehrmeister (Multikulti Dancer Dub)
The Lahaar - Doin’ It
79.5 - Terrorize My Heart (Disco Dub)
Cody Currie - Money (Kaidi Tatham Extended Remix)
Glass Slipper - Unification Vibration (Atjazz Main Mix)
Recloose - Keep It Together
Wallace - Room 1
K-Hand - Remember When
Sisters Underground - In The Neighbourhood (Sisters On The Boulevard Mix)
Bruise - Wildflower
George Davis - Ebunya
Wheel Up Feat. Toya Delazy - Giya
Planet Giza - Quiet On The Set
Tom Manzarek - La Fluté Enchanteè
Ian Bevins & Ny*ak - Work It Out (DJ Nature Remix)
Shakeena - We Are The Mothers Of The World
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